Critic Jeff Mitchell Joins Cinephile Hissy Fit to Talk Studio 666

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William Shatner’s Captain James T. Kirk was full of sugar-honey-iced-tea when he said “Space, the final frontier.” Here on the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, horror is a splintering genre. It’s not Don Shanahan’s cup of tea, but it’s Will Johnson’s bathtub of delight. When those movies come around, Will will often go solo and that is the case this week for a rocking horror romp!

Horns up! It’s the 51st episode of Cinephile Hissy Fit and today is a weird one. Replacing Don Shanahan today is Art House Film Wire film critic, music enthusiast, and single cat dad (c’mon ladies) Jeff Mitchell who joins professor of metal Will Johnson to discuss the horror-rock comedy extravaganza that is Studio 666 (presented by the Foo Fighters). What exactly is going on with this movie? Is it KISS and the Phantom of the Park or this generation’s A Hard Day’s Night but with zombie raccoons? Find out as Jeff and Will dig deep into the film’s bizarre tonal shifts and go on endless tangents about concerts they went to. Enjoy the podcast, then check out Studio 666!


Jeff Mitchell

Jeff Mitchell is a Phoenix-based and Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic published on Art House Film Wire. Follow him on Twitter @MitchFilmCritic!

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Written by Don Shanahan

DON SHANAHAN is a Chicago-based Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic writing here on Film Obsessive as the Editor-in-Chief and Content Supervisor for the film department. He also writes for his own website, Every Movie Has a Lesson. Don is one of the hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast on the Ruminations Radio Network and sponsored by Film Obsessive. As a school teacher by day, Don writes his movie reviews with life lessons in mind, from the serious to the farcical. He is a proud director and one of the founders of the Chicago Indie Critics and a voting member of the nationally-recognized Critics Choice Association, Online Film Critics Society, North American Film Critics Association, International Film Society Critics Association, Internet Film Critics Society, Online Film and TV Association, and the Celebrity Movie Awards.

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